About King de Coquerie

1994 imported Belgian Warmblood stallion
17.1hh Bay

King de Coquerie is a charismatic stallion whose presence and prowess set him apart. At each pivotal point, he has attracted the eye of top horseman: as a young colt purchased by top European horseman Michael Spaas at the elite Zangersheide Quality Auction, as a young stallion during the demanding Cycle Classique in France or later when he was discovered in Europe and imported as a top hunter stallion for the United States. His consistently picture perfect “hunter jump,” coupled with his easy going demeanor and classic exterior, successfully propelled him around A-Circuit courses. Lightly shown and wearing many hats as a hunter, an equitation horse, a pro mount and as a schoolmaster for his amateur owner, King modestly compiled an impressive show record in just a few short years.

King de Coquerie is a reflection of his versatile and talented sire and grand-sire. His bloodlines unite the top jumping blood that Germany and France has to offer in a single pedigree. Sire Voltaire is an international legend and in the United States, he has consistently sired top competitors in the jumper and hunter rings and even in the dressage court with the likes of Foltaire and Kingston. Grand-sire Quidam de Revel, enjoyed one of the longest and most prolific sport careers of any stallion, while simultaneously becoming one of the preeminent sires in modern sport horse breeding.

The steadfast gentleman with the picture perfect jump, King de Coquerie offers American breeders the opportunity to add two of Europe’s very best sire lines to create the hunter, jumper or Derby Horse for today’s most competitive arenas. And with his caring, workmanlike demeanor under saddle, his unique pedigree provides for the opportunity to infuse coveted French lines without fear of sacrificing rideabilty.

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  • Trader’s Point Hunt Charity – 2nd Year Green Hunter: 2nd, 1st, 1st, 5th, 4th (Division Reserve Champion)
  • Blue Grass Festival – 2nd Year Green Hunter: 5th, 5th, 4th, 5th
  • Hampton Classic – 2nd Year Green Hunter: 4th, 10th
  • National Horse Show – 2nd Year Green Hunter: 3rd, 3rd, 5th, 7th


  • Wellington Classic – Regular Conformation Hunter: 7th, 7th, 3rd, 5th, 6th
  • Kilkenny Internationale – Regular Conformation Hunter: 4th, 6th, 8th, 5th
  • Florida Classic/WCHR Spectacular – Regular Conformation Hunter: 5th, 7th, 7th
  • Showpark Summer Classic – Adult Amateur Working Hunter: 3rd, 8th, 8th, 5th
  • Showpark Allseasons Summer Classic – Adult Amateur Working Hunter: 7th, 7th
  • Oaks Blenheim Fall Tournament – Adult Amateur Working Hunter: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th
  • North American Amateur Equitation Final – 9th


  • Wellington Masters – Adult Amateur Working Hunter: 3rd
  • Wellington Open – Adult Amateur Working Hunter: 4th
  • Kentucky Summer Horse Show – Regular Working Hunter: 2nd, 4th, 3rd, 3rd, 5th
  • Kentucky Summer Classic – Regular Working Hunter: 4th, 5th, 6th, 2nd, 4th

King de Coquerie was injured in 2007 and only lightly shown before officially retiring in 2008.


SBS K28791
1994 darkbrown 1.76m
Hann 310165679/356KWPN pref
1979 brown 1.68m
SF 330433665
1965 chestnut 1.67m
XX 1939
SF 1947
Hann 311332775
1975 brown 1.63m
Hann 1949
Hann 1966
SF 1991
SF 82604507R Stb.
1982 brown 1.68m
SF 75000588W
1975 brown 1.74m
SF 1969
SF 1977 brown
SF 1960
SF 1971

King de Coquerie’s sire, Voltaire, was the first of the super star performance stallions to prove to be equally, if not more vital, as a breeding stallion. In the competition arena, he won at the highest level, winning Nations Cup classes with Jos Lansink at Calgary, Stockholm, s’Hertogenbosch, Lanaken, Helsinki, Wiesbaden and Wembley. In 1989 he concluded his career by winning the Grand Prix of Berlin.

As a sire, Voltaire has received the Keur and Preferent titles from the KWPN because of his significant contribution to the breed. He has produced over 50 approved sons, with many offspring at Grand Prix level, including Finesse, Altaire, Kahlua, Play It Again, Helios, Electro, Kannan, and Especial. And in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, he had the most offspring competing of any stallion.

Voltaire is a cross of two outstanding bloodlines, Furioso II and Gotthard. His sire, Furioso II, was the top producing stallion in Germany from 1979-89. During his lifetime, he produced over 200 state premium mares and at least 80 approved sons, including the all-too- recognizable For Pleasure, Voltaire and Michael Matz’s Olympic mount, Heisman. On the dam side of Voltaire’s pedigree is the legendary Gotthard, whose strength continues on in his sons and grandsons.

In the US, Voltaire has been named Hunter Sire of the Year numerous times and is continually at the top of the list. In 2010, several years after his passing, Voltaire is still on the WBFSH’s top jumper sires list with a ranking of 24th overall. His son, Concorde, comes in at number 17.

King’s dam sire, is the French superstar, Quidam de Revel. Quidam de Revel has sired many brilliant performers who have inherited his amazing sporting ability. Even today, he is still one of the best ambassadors of French breeding across the international community with his formidable genetic heritage:

  • He combines two of the most important lines of Selle Francais breeding which have ever existed: Jalisco B (v. Alme) and Nankin.
  • Before retiring as a broodmare, Quidam de Revel’s dam, Dirka, jumped internationally with Nelson Pessoa. Dirka represents one of the most famous mare families in France. The line has been prolific producers of breeding stock and competition horses, including the remarkable French stallion Uriel. Dirka herself is the mother to nine foals, including two full sisters of Quidam de Revel.

Proving his tremendous value in the production of top level jumpers, Quidam de Revel has consistently been at the top of the World Breeding Federation ranking of jumping sires. In 2010, Quidam de Revel was the #3 stallion in the ranking of jumping sires. His son, Nabab de Reve, finished #7, repeating the top Father-Son performance of 2008 and 2009.

As a competitor, Quidam de Revel was a pillar of the French Team. Just 10 years old in 1992, he was a member of several French Nations Cup teams and the French Olympic team in Barcelona winning Team Bronze and 4th place individually. He also won the Grand Prix of Barcelona and the Grand Prix of New York in 1992. In 1993, the stallion was purchased for an undisclosed sum, believed to be a record high at the time. In 1996, under the then inexperienced rider Tomas Velin, Quidam de Revel proved his rideability by placing second in the Grand Prix of Copenhagen and 4th in the Young Riders European Championships. He continued to win at the Grand Prix level until his late teens.

King de Coquerie’s third sire is the important French stallion, Quastor (sired by Ibrahim). Quastor stood at St. Lo and is perhaps best known as the sire of Fair Play III. Quastor, born in 1960, still has a large impact on French breeding and c


Breeding Recommendations:

King de Coquerie is a tall, long-lined and large framed stallion with excellent bone and good length of leg. His temperament is excellent and he displays a high degree of trainability and rideability. He should cross well on Thoroughbred and lighter to medium-type mares that require additional bone and substance and/or greater power and scope over fences. For hunter-type mares, he should be strongly considered for those that require proven scope, improved jumping technique and/or length of stride, without significantly sacrificing movement or type.

King de Coquerie began his official duties as a sport horse sire in 2009. His first foals were born in 2009 (result of 2008 test breedings) and 2010 and were well regarded at their inspections receiving premium status.

Progeny Details:


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